Below are the dates and topics for the 2012-2013 Wonderopolis #WonderChat on Twitter. Each chat is held on the first Monday of the month from 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Feel free to join the conversation, share ideas and ask questions if you are using Wonderopolis in your classroom or at home with your own children.
October 1st – Using Wonderopolis and wondering to extend learning at home (making the home-school connection). Fellow Wonder Lead, Maria Caplin will be co-hosting with me.
November 5th – Using Wonderopolis with the Common Core State Standards. The discussion will focus on how Wonderopolis can be used to help implement and meet the CCSS.
December 3rd – Using Wonderopolis and wondering in a secondary classroom. Paul Hankins will be a guest host.
January 7th – Using Wonderopolis as a mentor text and sharing other books that encourage wondering.
February 4th – Using Wonderopolis to as a tool to help boost vocabulary development.
March 4th – Using Wonderopolis and wondering to inspire/encourage/engage students in inquiry and research.
April 15th – Using Wonderopolis and wondering as a spring board for writing. An emphasis for this chat will be on poetry, since April is National Poetry Month. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater from The Poem Farm
May 6th – Wonder Jars – We will be discussing ideas for making and using them in and out of the classroom.
June 3rd – Using Wonderopolis and Wonder to engage and continue student learning over the summer.
If you are new to Twitter Chats or are a “Lurker”, like I once was, you may want to check out this great blog post by Christopher Lehman, So You Think You Want to Tweet Chat: From Lurker to Chatter 101.